Kit Harington and Rose Leslie are engaged, People magazine confirms! The couple started dating in 2012, in sync with their fictional Game of Thrones counterparts, Jon Snow and Ygritte.
Shortly after going public with their relationship Harington, 30, opened up about the early days of the romance:“Because the country is beautiful, because the Northern Lights are magical, and because it was there that I fell in love,” he said in a cover story for L’Uomo Vogue. “If you’re already attracted to someone, and then they play your love interest in the show, it becomes very easy to fall in love.”
In an interview with People magazine Leslie has shared: “Kit is a lovely and funny man, and a dear friend,” she said. “We had known each other before we started working together on Game of Thrones. It was always such a privilege to be working opposite him and such a blessing that we get on in real life because it made our characters more believable.”
“It was my first sex scene that I’ve ever done and it was weird,” she admitted. “But I felt that it was important for the characters and the audience to get to see just how much they have fallen in love. We got to see them in their own little world, with no outside interests or power plays or nasty surprises. It was just two characters finally getting together.”
During an appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden, Harington revealed he and Leslie have moved in together: “I’ve moved in with my other best friend, Rose,” he said. “I’m very, very happy and it’s going well. She has all sorts of ideas for the house. I said to her — because she moved into my house — I said, ‘Look, darling, it’s important that this is our space, that it feels like our space and that you haven’t just moved into mine. Move anything you want around — change anything or chuck anything out.’ ”
“So I went to the shops and I came back and said, ‘What did you decide?’ ” he continued. “And she went, ‘We’re moving the kitchen downstairs.’ ”
Congrats to the happy couple!